Tuesday, April 22, 2014

S is for Success


How do you define success?

The accomplishing of a goal?  The attaining of wealth?  Or perhaps fame?

I wish there were a clear formula for the road to success. Do a, b, and c and success is guaranteed!

I may not always accomplish my goals.  I may not become wealthy and I don't think fame is on my horizon.

But....

I can always give my best effort to whatever I am doing.
 
I can be present when I am with my family and friends.
 
I can guard my heart and mind from negative, unhealthy thoughts.
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These are the ways that I can be successful.

Life is messy, and at least in my case the road to success always seems to be under construction. There are ditches to crawl out of,  detours to take, and delays to wait out.

For me, success might be defined as simply doing my best.

How do you define success? 

3 comments:

Gail M Baugniet - Author said...

To me, success is enjoying what I do each day and having a goal for what I do. (I believe it is the journey that counts, not reaching every goal I set for myself!)
Gail visiting for AtoZ

Maria Dunn said...

I think that's a beautiful view of success. Always trying your best with a good attitude is a great approach to this messy life. Visiting from A to Z. Maria from Delight Directed Living

betty said...

I think my road to success is always under construction too. I know what success is not for me, i.e., high paying job, possessions, big house, but rather the simple things of live, serving others, being there if someone needs me, that type of thing.

betty